Caring for ourselves and for others often involves food. Why should we eat healthfully? What about genetically modified food? Is there hope for those struggling with eating disorders?

Day One: Nutrition
The subject of nutrition, as we think of it today, is not directly mentioned in the Bible—that is, the Bible doesn't talk about calories and the balance of fat, protein, and carbohydrates a person needs. Neither does it mention GMOs or the benefits of eating whole foods versus processed foods...
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For more, see "Comfort Food"

Day Two: Food
Leviticus chapter 11 lists the dietary restrictions God gave to the nation of Israel. The dietary laws included prohibitions against eating pork, shrimp, shellfish and many types of seafood, most insects, scavenger birds, and various other animals. The dietary rules were never intended to apply to anyone other than the Israelites...
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Day Three: Indulgence
This morning I had a bag of baked potato chips for a snack. Last night, I reached past the lemon pound cake and the molasses raisin cookies for the bread. Then I skipped the jam, honey, and butter, and slathered roasted squash on my toast...
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Day Four: Genetically Modified Foods
The Bible doesn't say anything specifically about genetically modified foods, but it does address the role we are to play in caring for the earth. Genesis 1:26-30 tells us that God created Adam and Eve and instructed them to multiply and fill the earth...
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Day Five: Eating Disorders
Eating disorders can be a difficult topic to discuss. Sufferers and their families often experience great shame, and the disorders are not easily treated. Sadly, eating disorders are not uncommon in Western culture. Psychologists and other professionals now recognize three distinct eating disorders...
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Published 3-28-16